Suzanne Weekes, WPI, presents, “Lean Out: Connecting Outside the Ivory Tower,” (3/27) and a technical lecture, “A Multi-compartment Mathematical Model of Cancer Stem Cell Driven Solid Tumor Growth Dynamics.” (3/28)

Professor of Mathematical Sciences Suzanne Weekes will give a lecture entitled, “Lean Out: Connecting Outside the Ivory Tower,” on March 27 in Rockefeller Hall 300 at 5:00pm. In this lecture, she will discuss some of the research and educational partnerships she has been involved in that actively connect faculty and students directly with industry and have allowed them to engage in research on industrial issues. Professor Weekes will also give examples of some industrial research problems that student teams have tackled, discuss some of the skills that are needed to be successful working with and in the industry, explore the challenges one may face when working with corporate partners, and present a summary of some of the lessons that have been learned over the years in these collaborations.

Weekes will give a technical lecture, “A Multi-compartment Mathematical Model of Cancer Stem Cell Driven Solid Tumor Growth Dynamics,” on March 28  in Rockefeller Hall, 300 at 3:00pm. In this, Professor Weekes will delineate the methods she used to conduct mathematical and numerical investigations of the dynamics of the interactions between stem and non-stem cancer cells. 

Suzanne Weekes a professor of Mathematical Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and  Chair of the Education Committee of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).  Professor Weekes co-directs the national PIC Math (Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences) Program, and she is a founding co-director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Undergraduate Program (MSRI-UP).  Suzanne Weekes is also the recipient of the 2019 Humphreys Award for Mentoring from the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Sponsored by the Mathematics and Statistics Department.

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Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, March 6, 2019